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Housing minister praises Laurel Lodge

TWO St Vincent de Paul (SVP) accomodation schemes were offically opened in Ennis on Monday. The Minister of State for Housing and Local Services, Michael Finneran, formally opened the Laurel Lodge Accommodation Centre and 12 social housing units in the Westbourne Estate on Watery Road. Also in attendance at the opening of the two facilities was the national president of SVP, Mairéad Bushnell.

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‘Aer Lingus snake’ to bite Irish staff

MANAGEMENT at Aer Lingus unveiled it as its “Greenfield” scheme, implying by the name that a new start was to be made. But unions, which were presented with the latest survival plan only on October 7, have dubbed it “the Aer Lingus Snake” amid fears that the former Irish national airline is uprooting by stealth in moves already in motion to set up new bases in the US and UK, which could open the door to wholesale outsourcing of offshore staff.

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